Literator Sapkota to carry Reporters’ Club Nepal flag to Everest summit

Laxman Sapkota, Reporters' Club Nepal

KATHMANDU, April 17: Laxman Sapkota, the first literator mountaineer and runner, is all set to attempt an ascent to the world highest peak Mount Everest this May. He, on his first literator Everest ascend campaign, will take a flag of Reporters’ Club Nepal, a media forum, to the summit of the Everest.

Club’s President Rishi Dhamala handed over a club flag to Sapkota amid a function organized at the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Tuesday. His team has already reached Everest base camp, according to Sapkota.

During the expedition aimed at creating awareness of progressive literature, Sapkota will also attempt to make five world records.

According to Sapkota, he will become the first literator to carry a literator banner to the peak elevating at 8,848 m (29,029 ft). He will also recite a poem standing on the top of Everest. Likewise, he is also planning to release a novel ‘Jhatkeli’, hoist a logo flag of Nepal Pragya Pratisthan, carry a statue of Lord Gautam Buddha, a sculpture of the most sacred Hindu temple Pashupatinath, sacred book Gita and Tripitaka to the peak. Sapkota will also exhibit soil and water of Mechi-Mahakali, a statue of Kaudinya Rishi, sacred textbook Ramayana handed to him by writer and scholar Satyamohan Joshi and photos of 30 different national figures.

Dhamala on the occasion wished luck to Sapkota and his expedition.

“Sapkota is representing the entire literator community to the record-breaking Sagarmatha expedition. It is a matter of pride and happiness to all. I wish him all the best,” he said.

Sapkota expressed happiness for the support given by Dhamala and media.

“I am grateful to Reporters’ Club President Dhamala and all the media for their support. Your support has added more motivation and energy to my expedition,” he said.

“I will hoist the flag of Reporters’ Club Nepal on the summit of Everest.”

Before this, Sapkota had embarked on East-West walkathon beginning his journey from Kankadvitta to Gaddchauki of Mahakali in 2016.

He also successfully ascended the Imjatse peak (6200m) of Solukhumbu district in 2014.